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New York Times, Saturday, December 27, 1975

Author:
Anthony B. Canning
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Anthony B. Canning has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,632
Across
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Girl : LASS
5
A man and ___ : AMAID
10
What Jack's rat ate : MALT
14
Mailbox part : SLOT
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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Region : AREA
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Southwestern sight : MESA
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Do fishing on the go : TROLL
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Bakery worker : ICER
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Pennsylvania et al. : COMMONWEALTHS
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Reduce : PARE
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___ of 1812 : WAR
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Chair parts : SPLATS
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Like Penn's Indian policy : PEACEFUL
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Fruit : PEACH
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Sierra ___ : MADRE
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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" . . . with a blue ribbon ___" : ONIT
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Strong point : FORTE
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Pheasant brood : NIDE
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Calendar abbr. : OCT
40
Afflictions : SORES
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Harvest goddess : CERES
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Name for Pennsylvania : KEYSTONE
44
Great nations : POWERS
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Old coin of Riga : LAT
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Partner : ALLY
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Philadelphia's forte : BROTHERLYLOVE
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Sailing vessel : BRIG
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Hot and bothered : IRATE
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Phoned : RANG
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Rio ___ : RITA
58
Metric unit : LITER
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Drawer handle : KNOB
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Portent : OMEN
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Eyes in a way : LEERS
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Assembly: Abbr. : SESS
Down
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Naval invasion craft : LSM
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Templeton : ALEC
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Passable : SOSO
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British law opposed by colonies : STAMPACT
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Mary and Lady : ASTORS
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French river : MARNE
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Nautical term : ALOW
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Cay : ISLE
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Pennsylvania's neighbor : DELAWARE
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___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
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London's is Marble : ARCH
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Sediment : LEES
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Pitch : TAR
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School study : MATH
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Fasten a shoe : LACE
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Halloween figure : SPOOK
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Coins, in Devon : PENCE
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Nonclergy : LAITY
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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N.Y. summer times : EDTS
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Laissez ___ : FAIRE
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___ wraps (concealed) : UNDER
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Loam deposit : LOESS
34
Poetic time : MORN
37
Mountain's neighbor : FOOTHILL
38
City and state : NEWYORKS
40
Office copy, for short : STAT
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Inst. of learning : COLL
43
Catchword : SLOGAN
44
Busy ones : PLYERS
46
Kind of ego : ALTER
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Bowl part : BRIM
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Observance : RITE
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Penna. port : ERIE
50
Assess : RATE
51
Early Mass. governor : VANE
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Eve's grandson : ENOS
53
Relative: Abbr. : BRO
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Literary initials : GBS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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